Areas of Expertise:
public health | sexual minorities | LGBT health | health disparities | same-sex marriage | gay marriage
Ilan Meyer is senior scholar for public policy at UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute and an expert on public health issues related to minority health, in particular how stigma and prejudice affect LGBT people. Meyer’s areas of research include stress and illness in minority populations, in particular, the relationship of minority status, minority identity, prejudice and discrimination and mental health outcomes in sexual minorities and the intersection of minority stressors related to sexual orientation, race/ethnicity and gender.
Meyer has also studied how improvements in the social environment of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, such as the expansion of same-sex marriages, affect the life and health of LGB people and what implications these changes may have to policies such as the delivery of social and health services.